General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: Clump forming, 3 to 5 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Creamy white, sometimes light pink.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Rodgersia
  • Fingerleaf Rodgersia
  • Rodgers Flower

  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 12:34 AM concerning plant:
    "Rodgersia aesculifolia is a species of flowering plant in the family Saxifragaceae, native to northern China. It is a substantial, herbaceous perennial growing to 2 m (7 ft) tall by 1 m (3 ft) broad, with textured palmate leaves up to 25 cm (10 in) long, and 60 cm (24 in) erect panicles made up of tiny, star-shaped white or pink flowers in summer. The leaves resemble those of the horse chestnut, hence the specific epithet aesculifolia (chestnut-leaved).

    This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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